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We felt that we should get some information out in regards to a 2015 round:

At the moment, it's looking like hosting the exchange this year won't be possible. The mods are up to their eyeballs in university stuff and discussions so far haven't turned up any alternatives we're both happy with. We're really sorry about that, especially since we were looking forward to another round ourselves. Real life is a spoilsport.

What we could do is open up a treat collection for this year where you can leave prompts for people to claim, if you were interested in that? It would be more informal than the actual fest, without the nomination process, and optional with or without deadlines, depending on what you'd prefer.

Let us know!
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Author Reveals!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

at last: the author reveals! Now you can see who created your gift for you. Thanks to all of you for participating in this round, the diversity of fandoms and submissions is amazing! Special thanks goes out to our pinch hitters ChokolatteJedi, csichick_2, angelus2hot, LovelyPoet, sharpiesgal, and Zdenka, who all worked very hard to get everyone a gift. We were very happy to have you all and hope to see you back for a potential third round!

Browse the collection and dig into the amazing works that were produced.

Once again, we’d like to direct your attention to the prompt meme where you can leave additional prompts for the rare character of this year’s round. Last year’s meme is also open for business, in case you want to write for some of those characters. Got any unfulfilled prompts from this year still lying around? Throw ‘em into the meme!

We will share the treats posted to the prompt meme on our tumblr account to give them some extra appreciation.

We will be back in a couple of days with our feedback post. Until then, happy reading!
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As most of you will have noticed already, the collection was revealed yesterday. We apologise for the small delay the emergency pinch hit caused, but we tried our best to keep it to a minimum. You can find the full collection here on AO3. Now's also the time to browse the requests and see if there's anything might like to write a treat for. You can also post your old and new prompts to the treat collection for other creators to claim. FYI, there is no time limit or word requirements on the treats!

We hope you are all happy with your gift, and please remember to leave a comment for the creator! Special thanks goes out to our pinch hitters who worked extra hard to make this exchange succeed!

Unless anybody has any objections, the author reveals will happen on Oct 15 as originally planned.

Happy reading!
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Reveals on Sunday

Ladies and gents,

thank you so very much for your patience and your helping hands! Pinch hits have all been claimed and most have already been submitted!

With that in mind, we're steering for reveals on Sunday at 5pm UTC+2 (find out when that is in your time zone).

If you're twiddling thumbs already, you can have a look at the requests or the prompts (of which there aren't many yet) for treat ideas. Treats go here.

If your favourite rare characters are not in the tag set from this year, you can also have a look at last year's prompts, which are still open and looking for treaters to fill them. (You can find 2013's tag set in the Profile, if you intend to post some more prompts.)
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Pinch Hits Update, Reveals

Here we are again, spamming your friends list! Sorry about that, we promise it's over soon!

Since no one has spoken out against postponing the reveals until the weekend, we will take the extra time and rally some more pinch hitters for the requests that are still open. Thank you all for understanding and your support. Once we decide on an exact date and time, we will post it here and adjust the settings on AO3.

The pinch hits have been updated, we now have two new pinch hits (#8 & #9) and an old one still unclaimed (#4). If we could trouble you to take yet another look, it would be much appreciated! Also, thank you for spreading the pinch hits, it's really helped finding creators!
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Postponing Reveals?

Hello everyone!

We would like to ask you if it would be okay with you to postpone the reveals until the weekend of the 11th/12th? We (and our potential pinch hitters!) could really use the time to get everybody a gift.

If you think the additional time makes it more likely for you or anyone else you know to adopt a pinch hit, please refer to our Google Group. The pinch hits in question are 4, 6, and 7. (5 is currently awaiting confirmation.) Confirmed, thank you!

We would also appreciate it if you'd spread the word among your friends to see if they'd be interested. :)

Thank you!
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Pinch Hits needed

We are still looking for four pinch hits to be filled, please take a look and see if there's anything you might be able to help with (or send them on to people who might want to)


  • Vorkosigan Saga - Lois McMaster Bujold

  • Compilation of Final Fantasy VII

  • Discworld - Terry Pratchett

  • Arrow (TV 2012)

  • Bates Motel (2013)

  • Vikings (TV)

  • Alice (2009)

  • Continuum (TV)

  • Primeval: New World

  • Babylon 5

  • First Wave

  • Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Star Trek: The Original Series

  • Stargate SG-1


  • Fanfic

  • Fanart

  • Icons

For additional details, please visit the Google Group. To claim a pinch hit, you can respond to the thread at Google or write us an email at rarecharacters[at]gmail.com
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To: Whom It May Concern; Re: Deadline

Hello everyone!

We are terribly sorry for the mixups that time zones (and the AM/PM system *shifty eyes*) have created. Please do not worry. We all know that Life Happens.

This is just a post to let you know that your emails will be answered with due diligence once Neurotoxia returns to the land of the living, i.e. in the morning (in Europe).

Consider the extension granted until then.
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Another Reminder

Ladies and Gentlemen,

just to let you know that you now have about two hours left on your creations. Many thanks to those who have already submitted and/or adopted a pinch hit :)

Please check our Google Group and tumblr for updates on pinch hits. At the moment, we're still looking for one pinch hit and there's still the possibility we're going to need some emergency pinch hits in the coming days.

Reveals are set for October 8, provided every participant has received a gift.

Thanks so much and we'll see you on the flip side of the deadline!